Gluten Free No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

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One of my favorite parts of recipe creating/experimenting is going back to the recipes favorites that I used to make as a child and creating gluten-free/refined-sugar free/healthier versions of them! 

Delicious food definitely evokes emotions and strong memories! I remember specific meals that my husband and I ate on her anniversary trip to Europe (even down to what they looks like)! And that is why I love re-creating these foods that I used to eat as a kid. Plus, it's also like I'm sharing a part of my childhood with my husband too!

This is one of those recipes. My siblings and I used to make these no-bake chocolate oatmeal cookies with our mom and they were awesome - albeit very sugar filled, so this is my healthier but still amazingly delicious version! Enjoy y'all! 


No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes                  Cook Time: 0 minutes                         Servings: 12

 

Ingredients:

1/2 c grass fed butter or ghee (8 tbsp)

1/3 c coconut palm sugar

6 TBSP unsweetened cocoa powder or cacao powder

1/3 c pure raw honey or maple syrup

1/2 c almond milk

1/2 c organic, raw almond butter or peanut butter

1 tsp. vanilla

3 c gluten free Quick cooking oats

1/4 tsp. salt

1/4 c shredded coconut (optional)

 

Instructions:

1. In a large saucepan, heat up the butter, coconut palm sugar, cocoa powder, honey/maple syrup, and almond milk. Stirring constantly, bring to a boil and then continuing to stir, boiling for 1 minute. 

2. Remove from heat and mix in your choice of 1/2 c almond butter or peanut butter. 

3. Add the vanilla, oatmeal, and salt and mix well. 

4. Place wax paper or parchment paper on top of a cookie sheet and drop the mixture by spoonfuls onto it, sprinkle with shredded coconut (optional) and then put into the freezer until firm. Enjoy!

Jenna Lodin | www.barbellsandbaking.com
 
Posted on December 26, 2015 and filed under Dessert, Sweets & Treats.